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Meaning of MATTING

Pronunciation:  'mating

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
  2. [n]  floor covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)

MATTING is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: mat
 See Also: floor covering, floorcover, mounting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mat"ting\, n. [From {Mat}, v. t. & i.]
    1. The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make
       a mat; the process of becoming matted.
    2. Mats, in general, or collectively; mat work; a matlike
       fabric, for use in covering floors, packing articles, and
       the like; a kind of carpeting made of straw, etc.
    3. Materials for mats.
    4. An ornamental border. See 3d {Mat}, 4.
  2. \Mat"ting\, n. [See {Matte}.]
    A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as
    gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.